Workforce planning in the ACT Care and Protection system :issues paper

Giovanna Richmond
Morag McArthur
Gail Winkworth
Institute of Child Protection Studies

Report prepared for the ACT Children's Services Council

Abstract

This paper explores workforce planning issues and opportunities for the care and protection system. The paper reports three main bodies of work: a literature review both of generic workforce planning principles, frameworks and issues across sectors, and of the more limited literature on the care and protection sector, in order to establish the main direction workforce planning could take in the ACT care and protection system. consultations with some government and non government organisations in NSW and ACT on the subject of workforce planning to inform an analysis of key workforce issues for the ACT care and protection system. selection of a methodology which is recommended for mapping the current care and protection workforce in the ACT.